Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects one-fourth of the world’s population. With timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, further spread of the disease can be prevented. WHO/Europe supports the implementation of the End TB Strategy and works with key international and national partners to support Member States in the WHO European Region to eliminate TB.

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WHO and the International Organization for Migration join forces to fight TB in north-west Syria

Three WHO-established tuberculosis (TB) centres in north-west Syria have been serving the needs of hundreds of conflict-affected families, including internally displaced people, since summer 2019.

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World TB Day 2021

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Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.

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Video – Towards ending TB in the WHO European Region

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10–15 people

If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.

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